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River View Bungalow Captures Essence of Texas Hill Country

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Bungalow, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-11)

Ready for a quiet getaway for family and friends, the newly remodeled and refurnished River View Guest House awaits you in Blanco, Texas. Built in 1939, this beautiful bungalow style home is nestled in the shade of five huge pecan trees.

Blanco is in the heart of the unique Texas Hill Country. Enjoy the drive into town as you pass through the rolling hills. The town was named after the white limestone on the bottom of the river.

As you approach the native stone home, imagine resting with a good book or talking with a friend on the bench swing on the front porch. Entering the house, you are greeted by amber walls and the original hardwood floors. As the sun sets, the floors and walls assume a particularly lovely glow. The detail and simplicity of the trim around the windows and doorways is pleasing to the eye, and the arch between the rooms invites you to explore. The spacious sunroom at the back of the house is enclosed with windows to gaze at the glistening sun reflecting off the Blanco River.

A large, well-stocked kitchen can be used by guests for breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks. It can accommodate meals for large gatherings of family and friends as easily as a romantic dinner for two. The roomy living area has conversation areas and a gaming table. Kick your feet up in the comfy chairs in the old dining room to watch the cable TV or a DVD. Outside, the three patios beckon you to watch the birds and feel the gentle breezes. Outside seating tempts you to barbeque a meal on the grill for your group.

Reservations can be made for the whole house. There are three bedrooms to sleep six with accommodations for an additional five guests.

River View Guest House is designed to be a place of comfort and connection. We welcome your visit.

Description of the House and Rates

The River View Guest House is a bungalow style home built in 1939. The house has two bedrooms downstairs and an attic bedroom upstairs. Antiques found at auctions and estate sales grace the rooms without creating clutter.

The house can sleep up to 11 guests. You, your friends and family will have the house to yourselves. The house is reserved for $290 per night for up to 6 guests, with reduced rates for longer stays. An additional charge of $20 per person per night is required for parties over six people.

The River Bedroom is the larger of the two bedrooms downstairs. This bedroom features a queen-sized bed and a great view of the river. There is also a very comfortable down-covered bench for lounging or reading a book.

The downstairs bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower/bathtub.

The Pecan Bedroom with its bead-board walls and queen-sized bed will lull you into a tranquil sleep with its cozy ambiance.

The Starry Loft Bedroom is reached after ascending the stairs through the pecan tree limbs. Imagine a secret hideaway. The room features a king size bed with a thick pillow topper. This ample bedroom has its own full bathroom with shower. Those who retire early will appreciate the quiet and privacy of the Starry Loft.

Two additional people can be accommodated at the house by use of a queen-sized deluxe Aerobed thick inflatable bed. If needed, three more people can sleep on the three couches.

The River View Guest House is also available for hosting gatherings of family and friends without an overnight stay. Call for event packages and customizable options, such as Birthday Parties, Knit-ins, Quilt-ins, Reunions, Book Groups, Wine or Wildflower Tours.

Call for your reservation today -- (512) 968-8989

Keywords: Quiet, House, Blanco, Get-away

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Elizabeth chose Blanco

I chose this house due to its location by the river and three blocks from the town square. I also like how peaceful this place feels.

What makes this bungalow unique

The house is 3 short blocks from the town square that is surrounded by restaurants and shops. The back gate enters into the Blanco State Park where there is easy access to swimming in the water.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Elizabeth,

Your home is so beautiful and every where I turn, there is another wonderful treasure waiting to be discovered. As we were drifting off to sleep last night, I was thinking "She's thought of everything to ensure a memorable stay", and then I heard a chime tinkling softly in the wind and my thought was confirmed.

Thank you so much.
Apr 2006
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Blanco Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • If I need to cancel a reservation, I will give the guest at least 30 days notice. I will also supply a list of lodging in the area.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Back bedroom with river view - 1 queen , Wake up to a beautiful view of the river
    Front bedroom - 1 queen , Cozy bedroom
    Loft Bedroom - 1 king , Bedroom is upstairs and has private bathroom
    Additional sleeping - Queen-size inflatable bed; 3 couches
  • King size beds (1) - The upstairs bedroom has the king-size bed. Queen size Beds (2) - The two downstairs bedrooms have queen-sized beds. Also available are three couches in the downstairs living areas as well as a queen-size deluxe Aerobed (electric inflation) available. House can easily sleep 11 people.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
A Collection of Board Games and books. Large porch swing. Large Fenced Yard for Playing. Viewing wildlife and birds on the Blanco River. Beautiful sunsets. VERY quiet and peaceful neighborhood. Large pecan trees surround the house and cottage. Bright and shiny yellow bicycle built for two (with helmets)


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average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
Sugar Land


  • 5 of 5

From the moment we approached the gate and the front garden, the beautiful stonework and the inviting front porch swing, we all knew we had found a gem on the Blanco. Everything Elizabeth provided was beyond our expectations. The decor was me to a T...I have seats from the Texas State Theater in my living room, so the ones from the Blanco Theater were just so cool. The lamps were all so fun and added lovely accent lighting and a retro feel. All the couches, chairs and beds were comfy and inviting. Each room lent itself to privacy if you wanted to curl up for a nap, a book or conversation. With 8 staying at the house and 4 at the Best Western and visitors from Harper, Sugar Land, San Antonio and Austin in and out we had a houseful over Thanksgiving and we made some amazing memories. The Thanksgiving table and the sun-room on the river were the perfect setting. The river view and the seating overlooking the park was something out of the Adirondacks. Being able to walk into Blanco State Park to fish and hike from our back gate was

We were all so in awe of the details. The kitchen has everything we needed and more, being Thanksgiving we used a lot of the provided tools! The local history which was available at the property and the history of the home gave us all a window into the past and a sense of ownership to our presence there. Elizabeth was there to answer questions on the front end, and was amazing in arranging delivery back to Austin with an item left behind. I cannot say enough about how amazing this trip was, many memories to cherish with family and friends. We also attended the Blanco Courthouse lighting on the square and enjoyed the local park with its Christmas display. What a magical town Blanco is. We absolutely are so happy we chose to stay with Elizabeth at River View. Thank you my dear, you are an amazing hostess! We will be back in the summer so the boys can swim!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great vacation home! It is so cozy and has so much Blanco memorabilia in the home. The house is very spacious and you can see the river from the back door. Elizabeth is great and very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
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Kaneohe, HI

Wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving week at the River View Guest house. Stepping into the house is like stepping back in time. (But with modern climate control). The multiple living areas made it very comfortable for a large group even with cold rainy weather. My grandson appreciated the modern TV to hook his game system to and the adults liked that it wasn't in the main room. The well stocked game closet came in handy.

I have rented many properties on VRBO.COM and this was by far the best stocked. The kitchen has everything we needed to prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinner. Having basic groceries (flour, sugar, oil, coffee, spices) was really helpful. There is lots of seating and almost every seat has a quilt or throw to cover-up as needed-very cozy. The linen closet is abundant with plenty of towels, bedding and pillows.

Blanco is a charming little town to explore and it is a good base for day trips. We enjoyed stepping out the back gate and into the State Park. The grandkids are excited to return when the water will be warm enough to get in. This trip we settled for hiking and watching the ducks.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Place!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 3 nights at the River View House and loved it! Our family of 10 found it to be just what we wanted for our vacation in the hill country. The house had a great old time charm, and was decorated wonderfully. The kitchen was well stocked and made it easy to prepare big family meals. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. We really enjoyed our vacation, and the River View House was a big part of the reason why.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, TX

Highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 adults and one toddler spent Christmas weekend at the perfectly located River View Guest House. I echo all the positive comments. We were enchanted by the rustic, authentic "Hill Country" charm of the home and the picturesque river view from several rooms. The common areas are spacious and comfortable. The well-equipped kitchen is also well designed, accommodating multiple cooks. Dining and relaxing in the sunroom overlooking the river was a highlight. I only wish our stay could have lasted longer.

The homeowner is as delightful as the property and went out of her way to help me locate and retrieve something I left behind. We are most grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Devine, Tx.

Thanksgiving-Christmas Family get-together!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time staying in the River View Bungalow. Our family could not

be together for Thanksgiving or Christmas so we chose to meet in Blanco the first weekend in December and celebrate both wonderful days. The kitchen had everything we needed to have our Turkey, dressing and eat our Christmas Ham as well. We were all able to sit together in the Sun room, around a large table.

The River View has such an "at home" feeling about it, cozy, warm and decorated


We did so enjoy the grounds and walking over to the river to feed the ducks.

The first evening, we walked around the little park in Blanco named after the original owners of River View (which was decorated and lighted for Christmas.) The Blanco Court House was lighted all around and we really knew we were indeed celebrating Christmas.

The next evening, we drove to Johnson City to view the beautiful Christmas lights

there as well.

We want to Thank the owner for allowing us to use her lovely home and for providing

so much comfort. This is a memory our family will cherish always. We do plan to return

again. Thank you again!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
San Antonio, TX or Austin TX
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
RR 163 in Blanco
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Valeer Creek Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Texas Highway 281
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Several on town square - 3 blocks away
Nearest Point of Interest
Old Blanco County Courthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Blanco State Park and River
Car: necessary

Wildflower Tours. Winery Tours. Fishing - the Blanco River is stocked at different times of the year. Hiking - climb Enchanted Rock. Antiquing and restaurants - walk to several stores just a short 3 blocks away on the town square. Zip-line over the Hill Country.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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